Monday, October 16, 2017

August MishMash

August went out with a bang! I love summer and am sad to see it go! Usually I'm ready for a change but this time I wasn't!
Caden was cuddling and wanted a picture with me.
Back to school shopping! Yeah, right, Cambree!!
Caden got all the balls he could find and lined them all up. Then, he sat in the middle of them. His favorite thing!
We went to Uncle Ryan's pool one last time! We invited my parents, Tiffany, and Melanie and Casey.
A pizza place as opening up right near us and they were giving out free pizza! We brought along Cambree's friend to get some. There was Batman and some other superhero there. Cambree was disappointed they were so short.

We go to my parent's house for Sunday dinners sometimes. It's so nice having them so close! Brinley and Shawn started up a game of pool.
Crazy cousins!
I donated blood again and it totally bruised AGAIN!! I don't know if I'm cut out for this.
Shawn got to tour the MTC again with a group from work. He thought this chandler was cool.
Family pictures! The kids were pretty good so we took them out for cupcakes afterward. Yum!
This cute bike gang has been riding around the neighborhood. It's so cute but I never know where Easton is! (And yes, he got busted for not wearing a helmet!)

Brinley really wanted us to go to the temple with her. I haven't done baptisms in a long time so I was looking forward to it. It was a busy day so we had to wait before even going down to get our clothes. When we got there, the lady was pretty abrupt telling us that Shawn and I couldn't do baptisms unless we had family names. Ok. I didn't know that. So then it was up to Brinley to just go. The wait was going to be so long that she didn't want to so we went back home. Then Shawn and I did intiatories. Bummer!
Sadie came on my walk with me and she thought it was pretty amazing that she could run without her arm hurting. Her legs weren't broken, just her arm. Haha! But really, her broken arm has put a damper on our summer activities. She gets really sad when we do something she loves but is limited in what she can do. It's a little rough.
Shawn got a promotion at work! Yay!! He is now the Associate Director of Financial Aid at BYU. We are all pretty excited about it so to celebrate, we took the family to dinner at Pizza Factory. They thought it was so fun! We don't go out to eat much as a family besides Pizza Pie Cafe.

They buried Caden with blankets and wanted a picture.
We all spent an afternoon cleaning out Larry's shop in the garage. It was a BIG task with LOTS of tools and lots of replicas. We set them all out so the family members can go through them and take any that they might want. The kids were pretty good helpers!
This old oil can was fun to find! It looks like one the Tin Man might've used from Wizard of Oz.
One evening, Shawn and I found ourselves without plans and with the 3 younger kids. So we took them to a fun park. Love those summer nights!
No one else besides Sadie, me, and Shawn wanted to go to the BYU women's volleyball scrimmage. It was free and fun!
We had tickets to see Brigadoon at the Scera Theater. My parents joined us for a double date. I love going to that outdoor theater. The musical was really great too!

Another Sunday dinner at my parents' house followed by a family history game of Geneopardy! It was really fun and cool how it makes a game out of your family history. I'll have to remember that for our Hancock reunion next year.
Sadie got her cast off!! It hurt REALLY bad to straighten it. The doctor said that's normal and to just work on it. He said it would be straight by evening. Well it wasn't and she still babied it for a week after. I kept telling her to work on it. Probably after two weeks, it's finally straight but not the same as her other arm. Her arms a double-jointed so now one is and one isn't. Hopefully that's normal!
Getting an x-ray to make sure it was healed wasn't fun either. She was still really scared to straighten it.
Shawn thought Cambree might be just as tall as I am. Not quite but she's quickly getting there!
Sadie's bangs have grown just enough that I think we can cut her some more to make it not look like she cut them herself. So this is the before and the after will be her baptism pictures. I realized she should probably get them cut before her baptism and luckily, Nicole was able to squeeze us in!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sadie's Rockstar Birthday Party

Sadie turned 8 and just like her sisters, wanted a Rockstar Birthday party. The day of her party we had to work around soccer games and the BYU game so it was a little hard. Many of Sadie's friends were late because of games so it was a little disjointed. The girls came, Brinley acted like a backstage manager and gave them microphones, sunglasses and backstage passes. We colored their hair with washable hairspray color. We also painted their nails so they would look like rockstars. Some of them wanted it and some didn't. They also did freeze dance while we waited for more friends to come. The party was a little slow to start because of the guests trickling in.
We got Sadie all ready for the party!

Tiffany made the cute invitations, party favor tags and cupcake toppers. They were pretty cute!

 We decorated with black tablecloths and stars. We even made a little curtain (not shown).

She did her own nails...
My mom came to help. She's so great!
Then they decorate guitars.

Cake and presents time! I made microphones with cake balls. They really liked them.

When they were singing to her she wasn't smiling. I guess she didn't like everyone looking at her.

She got some great gifts. The girls are so excited when she opens theirs. So cute.

After presents we had a couple minutes before it was over, so we did a little karaoke and Musically.

On her actual birthday, I took her Wendy's for lunch.
Then we joined her for recess.

After school there was a little Primary party for a goal they completed for the summer. They made a big chain with the goals on it. She was excited to have so many "parties" for her birthday.

Then we had her birthday dinner (strawberries, potstickers, and rice).
and presents. She got rollerblades, a boogie board, and scriptures.